Smiles all round for Almancil’s needy schoolchildren

It’s back to school for most children in the Algarve. This comes as a welcome relief for those parents who have been struggling with keeping their children amused during the long break. But for some with financial difficulties it means having to find the money to buy items and equipment needed for the start of the new school term.

Almancil International Rotary Club was approached by Rotarian Hermes Alberto, president of Associação Social e Cultural de Almancil (ASCA), and asked if the club could provide school starter packs for 12 children in the Almancil area.
President Uschi Kuhn immediately agreed: “ASCA does a wonderful job in the community. Not only do they provide residential and day care facilities for the elderly, they also help families, especially those with young children, trying to make ends meet.

“Watching the children’s faces as they received their packs was an absolute joy and of course it was one less thing for the parents to worry about.”

Photo: From left: Peter Hinze, Rotary President Uschi Kuhn, Hermes Alberto, President of ASCA, and Claire Busbridge